Investing in Manufacturing Innovation & Competitiveness: Will the next Silicon Valley be located in the United States?

Cerasis

Editor's Note : In this guest blog post from Adams Nager, of ITIF (Information Technology & Innovation Foundation) , he stresses the importance of fostering innovation and spurring competitiveness of American Manufacturing by focusing on more R&D from both the public and private sectors. This post is a reminder to all manufacturers, that in order to help yourselves, and help the economy, we cannot keep our eye of the long-term or investing for it. .

The Current State of the Shipping Capacity Crunch

Cerasis

The damage from the overly active storms damaged both freight containers and trucks, and in Houston, the trucking industry is barely back to life. Strong Projections in Manufacturing Will Tighten Shipping Capacity Further. As the stock market continues to climb, the likelihood of increased manufacturing in the U.S. Meanwhile, manufacturers have already started to ramp up production in advance of the 2017 holiday shopping season, and U.S. Capacity Crunch Manufacturing

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Coronavirus COVID-19 Supply Chain Update

Transplace

Carmakers and electronic manufacturers in South Korea and Japan are reporting production line shutdowns. The Port of Houston is experiencing equipment shortages. Business - Transportation Industry News International Logistics airline industry cargo carriers China coronavirus COVID-19 logistics manufacturing ocean cargo risk management shippers suppliers supply chain supply chain disruption supply chain opportunities supply chain vulnerabilities trucking US China trade US ports

Letter from the CEO: Coronavirus Market Update

Transplace

Transplace is closely monitoring the outbreak and the impact the reaction is having on the transportation market. Toward that end, we would like to provide you with four types of updates: 1) what we are seeing in the transportation marketplace, 2) what our customers are experiencing, 3) some best practices we recommend with regard to bidding, and 4) the actions we are taking to protect our employees and community. Port of Houston is experiencing equipment shortages.

This Week in Logistics News (August 19-23, 2013)

Talking Logistics

Ryder Announces New Transportation Solutions for Oil and Gas Industry. Con-way Manufacturing, SmartTruck Systems and Kevin Rutherford Unveil State-of-the-Art Trailer. On the 3PL front, Ryder announced that it is introducing new transportation and logistics solutions for the oil and gas industry, including customized Dedicated Fleets, Transportation Management, and fleet Leasing and Rental services.

Today’s Freight Capacity Crisis: Where Do We Go from Here?

Talking Logistics

More than a year into a freight capacity crisis that shows little sign of weakening, it’s time for all parties involved in logistics and freight transportation to meet this issue head on. Solving the challenge and underlying issues will require focus and attention to internal processes, better communication with carriers and partners, and using technology to gather and make sense of the vast amount of data flowing through transportation networks.

The Story Continues…. Let’s Don’t Sugar Coat the Real Issue

Supply Chain Shaman

The people on the ground–my contacts in the 3PL, freight forwarding and transportation industry–know that the labor strife is only a part of the larger story. There is a need to re-shore where possible, and relocate manufacturing and supplier relationships. With the rise of the global multi-national, Asian flows are essential to today’s manufacturing operations. The flows assume that transportation can move without an interruption.

Enabling Innovation Groups To Sell More Effectively to Operations Leaders

ThroughPut

We do it throughout entire industries, enabling leaders to smooth-out their Supply Chains, lean-out their Logistics, optimize their Operations, and maximize their Manufacturing throughput, all with their existing teams and often disaggregated data sources. Wouldn’t you do the same for a cancer cure, or a near 100% efficient engine (yes, I know the Carnot Cycle), or 23% less manufacturing waste, if you were Pfizer, Volkswagen, or ArcelorMittal, for example?

Capacity Crunch Factors: What Causes a Capacity Crunch?

Cerasis

Now, the shipping and transportation industry faces unprecedented capacity problems, and the upcoming ELD implementation deadline will exacerbate the issue. Now, the American Transportation Research Institute (ATRI) notes the lack of qualified, experienced truckers is among the trucking industry’s top concern for the first time in more than a decade, reports Dustin Braden of JOC. Politics aside, mother nature can throw a wrench into the transportation industry as well.

Harvey’s Impact on the Global Supply Chain: The Role of Analytics

NC State SCRC

Hurricane Harvey hit the Gulf Coast and Houston with driving rains that left many businesses struggling with flooding, with little advance warning. Entire warehouses full of products, as well as significant links in the global supply chain could be affected, as well as transport and other nodes. Houston is a center for plastic resin due to the string of refineries in Texas and Louisiana, and the kind of commodities that are impacted include all plastic parts manufactured in the US.

How to Expand Your Global Shipping to Meet Growing Indian Markets

CH Robinson Logistics

The only reliable mechanism to create lots of jobs is large scale manufacturing, which is driven by exports. Finally, global shipping technology, such as a transportation management system (TMS), can help shippers gather, analyze, and make use of global shipping data— such as standard industry practices, popular routes, and spend trends— to create a data-driven shipping strategy for India. Global Transportation Logistics Supply Chain India Trade

Conducting Business in India? Chances Are that You Could Be by 2025

CH Robinson Transportfolio

The only reliable mechanism to create lots of jobs is large scale manufacturing, which is driven by exports. Global Transportation Logistics Supply Chain India TradeThere are three countries that conduct in excess of 500 billion dollars of bilateral trade with the United States. Only one of them is outside North America: China. But there is another country that’s making a strong case to join that elite group.

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New Panama Canal Options: Running the Numbers with a TMS

TMC

A transportation management system (TMS) can help shippers weigh the pros and cons of each option. The trade-offs are especially critical for destinations in a “battleground” region that stretches from Detroit in the north to Houston in the south. For example, a higher cost could be part of a strategy to win market share and align product transportation with that mission. For two product types, pumps and t-shirts, transportation constitutes just 3% of revenues at most.

Heavy Haul, Oversize Freight Transportation – Case Studies

Freightera

Goal : Freightera was tasked to move 8 heavy, oversize refinery units from Houston, Texas to Toledo, Ohio, USA (over 1250 miles) and 10 flat-bed loads. million for each unit, each department of transport for each state defined the route that we would take because they couldn’t travel down the main roads and highways, regular escorts and even police escorts in states like Ohio, Bucket trucks which are trucks who lift the power lines over the equipment, so that the trucks could pass.

Billion Dollar Port Plan Brings Mega-Retailer To Mexico

Elementum

The country’s underdeveloped intermodal freight transportation system is consistently outperformed by its faster and better integrated U.S. counterpart, while doubts about the security of goods being transported give carriers pause. Walmart’s goods start their nine day journey through Mexico to Houston’s major intermodal transit hub at the Lorenzo Cardenas Port. Walmart Explores Mexico’s Supply Chain.

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The History of the Shipping Container

Freightos

US Army uses the “Transporter” container, developed four years earlier for removals, for Korean War supply movements. to Houston, where the shipping containers are loaded onto trucks. First intermodal cargo transportation (containers are stacked on deck). Export manufacturing starts moving away from ports. Development of intermodal container shipping is impacting other transport modes. Containerization is driving technology in other transport modes.

How to Weather the Hurricanes of 2017 (and more) with a Heavy-Duty TMS Platform

Supply Chain Collaborator

With Hurricanes Jose and Maria still bearing down on the Caribbean, its time to consider some critical ways a strong transportation logistics program helps smart shippers literally weather these storms and maintain efficient operations in their wake. Houston, one of the top six freight transportation hubs in the US is still struggling to recover and this affects the distribution of fresh fruits and vegetables from the Rio Grande Valley.

How Ecommerce Brands Are Helping Fight COVID-19 (Coronavirus) + Resources for Those in Need

ShipBob

They will deliver free, fresh salads and bowls to hospitals in the cities they serve: DC Area, Philadelphia, Boston, NYC, SF, LA, Chicago, and Houston. LVMH will use its perfume and cosmetics factories (normally used for Christian Dior, Givenchy, and other luxury brands) to manufacture free hand sanitizer (hydroalcoholic gel) for French health authorities. With COVID-19 (Coronavirus) evolving at such a rapid pace, the ShipBob team wants to help those in need.

How Supply Chain Will be Affected by Hurricane Harvey

Material Handling & Logistics

Hurricane Harvey has struck a significant blow to the Houston, Texas metro area, home to the sixth largest import terminal in the world, as well as all of the shipping lanes in the Gulf Coast area. The manufacturing PMI and non-manufacturing NMI summarize supply managers’ reports as to how their organizations fared in the past month with regard to a set of key business metrics.

Managing Legal Aspects of the Implications of a Hurricane on the Supply Chain

Material Handling & Logistics

As transportation providers begin to recover from the immediate disruption and delays caused by the hurricanes, the greater domino effect of the hurricanes on supply chains will begin to appear. Early data shows that most supply managers believe that Hurricane Harvey, which caused widespread destruction in south Texas and the closure of the Port of Houston, will impact supply chains in coming months.

Supply Chain Impact of Hurricane Harvey Could Be Worse than Expected

Material Handling & Logistics

Even if a supplier’s factory is not flooded, the infrastructure (power, water, transportation, etc.) to the region of Texas that was affected by Hurricane Harvey, and 300 of them are in the Houston vicinity. Every product used or manufactured today relies in some way on these chemicals and chemical intermediates. Interconnected global supply chains, heavy dependence on chemical products and the lack of sub-tier visibility are key factors affecting recovery timelines.

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The Current State of the Shipping Capacity Crunch!

Supply Chain Game Changer

The damage from the overly active storms damaged both freight containers and trucks, and in Houston, the trucking industry is barely back to life. Strong Projections in Manufacturing Will Tighten Shipping Capacity Further. As the stock market continues to climb, the likelihood of increased manufacturing in the U.S. Meanwhile, manufacturers have already started to ramp up production in advance of the 2017 holiday shopping season, and U.S. Subscribe Here! Email Address.

Answering the Call in Times of Disaster

Material Handling & Logistics

Behind the scenes during the tumultuous disaster season of 2017, building materials manufacturers leaned heavily on dynamic digital tools to supply recovery efforts. The urgent phone call to the building materials manufacturer came as yet another hurricane was churning its way toward landfall during the record storm season of 2017. Recent estimates suggest that Hurricane Harvey destroyed a minimum of 100,000 homes in the Houston-Beaumont, Texas, area.

2019 Logistics & Supply Chain Events to Attend in the US

EazyStock

ProMat is where manufacturing and supply chain professionals come to find their supply chain WOW. Houston, Texas. LogiChem is one of the top networking events for supply chain, logistics and transportation management executives within the chemical manufacturing industry. The event promises to stay current to the industry’s latest trends which makes it a must-attend event for those in the chemical manufacturing industry.

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Local Sourcing, Global Supply Chain

BluJay Solutions

The recent announcement by Google-owned Motorola Mobility that all new Moto X smartphones sold in the US will be manufactured in Texas, highlights the continued importance of the global supply chain and role of freight forwarders and logistics services providers (LSPs) in successful local sourcing strategies.

29 warehouse & automation experts share insights on how warehouse robots will impact industry employment

6 River Systems

Sarah Boisvert @fablabhub Sarah Boisvert is the author of The New Collar Workforce and founder of Fab Lab Hub that offers Digital Badges for skills such as 3D printing, robotics, CAD design and AI in manufacturing. “Robots have been successfully used in manufacturing for…” …decades and expansion to warehouse applications is a natural extension of their functions. How would this flow down through transportation?

Global Vendor Management: What It Is & Why It’s Essential for Your Shipping Strategy

CH Robinson Transportfolio

Consider this: global sourcing, manufacturing, and sales are advancing rapidly, leaving technology providers in the tough position of playing catch up. Imagine you are at your desk in Houston and you need to determine whether a completed order left the warehouse in China. Transportation, consolidation, warehousing, and customs services can be combined with P.O.

SCRC Meeting Insights Part II: Management Principles for Executing Visibility Strategies

NC State SCRC

Companies like Flex are looking for ways to integrate vertically, not just on product manufacturing, but also in terms of how to collaborate better to drive more efficiency. A problem in procurement can impact manufacturing and logistics and planning, but often these dots are never connected, so there never emerges a cross-functional approach to working on them. This mechanism must be driven not simply by external impacts, such as floods in Houston or explosions in Tianjin.

26 logistics professionals reveal the biggest trends in logistics technology

6 River Systems

“The logistics industry is one of the biggest industries that will profit most from the digital revolution in 2019…” From quicker deliveries to more sustainable ways of transportation, harmonizing big data and automation efforts will ensure exponential growth in the industry. This de-risks and de-stresses the supply chain and reduces costs for the transport operator and their customer.

Get Your Supply Chain Back on Track in the Wake of the Hurricanes

Material Handling & Logistics

While the eye of the storms have passed (we hope; the latest news is that Tropical Storm Nate could develop into a hurricane this weekend), their effects will be felt for months to come, particularly as they caused closures at major ports including the Port of San Juan, the Port of Houston, the Port of Miami, Port Everglades and the Port of Savannah. Companies have an even smaller margin of error than usual entering peak season, due to the ripple effect of the recent hurricanes.

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20 warehouse professionals and business leaders reveal the single most important first step when designing a warehouse layout

6 River Systems

Elizabeth Brady Elizabeth Brady currently teaches the Supply Chain and ERP course at Mira Costa College for the Bachelor of Science in BioTech Manufacturing candidates. Nazir Khalfe @powersbrownarch Nazir Khalfe, AIA, RIBA, RID, a principal with Powers Brown Architecture , has demonstrated the ability to design and document buildings that are attractive, economical and durable throughout his career as a project manager in the Houston, Austin, San Antonio, Denver and Washington, DC markets.

[INFOGRAPHIC] The History of Shipping Containers

Cerasis

As a logistics service provider, focusing on over-the-road surface transportation management solutions via technology and managed transportation services, we find the following information on the history of shipping containers of great significance to the logistics and supply chain community at large. US Army uses the “Transporter” container, developed four years earlier for removals, for Korean War supply movements. Export manufacturing starts moving away from ports.

Flatbed Demand Skyrockets. Why?

DAT Solutions

And while some parts are small enough to be transported in dry vans, the big stuff—blades, towers, and the turbines that turn the blades—require flatbeds for transport. The map below shows where the largest parts of wind turbines are manufactured. As you can see, Texas is a hotbed of activity for wind energy manufacturing. Manufacturing locations for the largest components of wind turbines: blades, towers, and turbine assemblies that turn the blades.

2017 in Review: Disruptions Drive Rates Up

DAT Solutions

2017 was a wild year, as freight transportation faced one disruption after another. This period of elevated rates is only the beginning of a "new normal" era in freight transportation. companies also ratcheted up manufacturing of petroleum byproducts, including plastic resins, which typically move in vans. mainland destroyed lives and property, and caused massive disruptions in freight transportation all over the country.

Unfocussed Trucking Company

Tailwind

” “No – no – it’s supposed to go to Houston now. “The Minnesota Mining and Manufacturing Company I believe” “Do you guys have any iron ore you need to move? Pratt VP Marketing & Sales Tailwind Transportation SoftwareUnfocussed Trucking Company “Thanks for calling UnFocussed Trucking Company.how can I help you?” ” “Yes, I’d be interested in getting a quote from you guys. We are wanting to.”